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‘We’re First’: California Horse Racing On Track To Have ‘Most Restrictive Whip Rule In North America’

The California Horse Racing Board on Thursday adopted North America’s most restrictive rules concerning use of the riding crop during racing and training, limiting jockeys to no more than six strikes during a race and no more than two in succession without giving their mount a chance to respond. Currently, jockeys riding in California can […]

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CHRB’s New Chairman: Expect Further Reforms In Medication Policy

“The days of permissive medication are over.” So began the tenure of Dr. Gregory Ferraro, a former racetrack veterinarian and past director of the University of California-Davis veterinary teaching hospital, as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board. Ferraro, appointed to the regulatory board earlier this year by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, was unanimously elected […]

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Baedeker Confirms Retirement From California Horse Racing Board

Executive Director Rick Baedeker confirmed his retirement from the California Horse Racing Board to the LA Times on Sunday. The 70-year-old will retire before the spring, he said, and a posting for the executive director position at the CHRB has been posted on the California jobs board. “It’s time,” said Baedeker. He plans to travel […]

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New York Times: Justify Tested Positive For Scopolamine After Santa Anita Derby; CHRB Dismissed Case

The New York Times reported Sept. 11 that 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for scopolamine after his victory in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby in early April 2018. According to documents reviewed by Times writer Joe Drape, the California Horse Racing Board subsequently voted to dismiss the case during a closed-door executive […]

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Ed Martin On RCI: ‘We Strive To Do What Is Right, By The Horse, By The Public, By The Sport’

Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Ed Martin, president and CEO of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI), in response to a commentary by former regulator Joe Gorajec concerning a decision made last month by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to withdraw its membership in the RCI. I think it helpful to […]

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CHRB Moves To Ban Presence Of Clenbuterol On Race Day

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 25, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast […]

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CHRB Sets 2019 Racing Dates, Seeks Faster Posting Of Final Odds

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Fred Maas and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. […]

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CHRB: California Handle Up 10 Percent, Losing Jockeys Could Be Paid More

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, July 12, at Los Alamitos Race Course. Chair Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Fred Maas and Araceli Ruano also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: CHRB […]

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California Stewards To Trade Places During Del Mar Meet

Del Mar will have a new steward in the booth for the first time in three years this summer, reports drf.com. John Herbuveaux, from Golden Gate Fields, will replace Scott Chaney, while Chaney will take a position at the Sonoma County Fair. California Horse Racing Board officials declared that they would implement a rotation of stewards in Southern […]

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CHRB: Proposals For Veterinary Record Transfer, Continuing Education Move Forward

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 19, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: The Board opened public […]

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